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18/12/2016 at 07:52


SUMMARY: West Ham United 1-0 Hull City

Some might say, what goes around comes around. Others might say, Hull City didn't deserve defeat. The truth of this match however, is probably most accurately described when stating if you don't take your chances then you only have yourself to blame. City had plenty, hitting the post three times and enduring all manner of ill-fortune in a luckless day, but ultimately lost to a highly dubious penalty. Indeed, it simply wasn't a penalty. Not that we can get on our high horse about that, given recent events... 

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Spot of bother

The first half saw City advance forward with purpose as the 3-5-1-1 formation appeared effective once more. Robertson was not contained on the left and proved a thorn in the home side all match. Huddlestone grew into the game and began dictating play. Mbokani fired wide, then intercepted a weak back pass but crashed his shot into the post when he really should've netted. Maguire saw a header cleared off the line as City pressed and pushed a listless Hammers onto the back foot. Regardless, it was 0-0 at the break.

Come the second half the Tigers roared once more, looking ever more dangerous. Noble turned a cross onto his own post attempting to clear a dangerous Robertson cross. Then the Scot saw a sublime curling effort crash the post again as City continued to dominate. But in the 73rd minute, woeful West Ham were let off the hook when Huddlestone was adjudged to have fouled Antonio to hoodwink the referee in the box. It was given and Noble netted the spot kick, then Elmohamady and Maguire both wasted late chances to level.

Look out for DUBLIN TIGER's full match report coming shortly... 

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